The Atlanta Falcons share the city with the Atlanta Braves, and thus, you are bound to have some crossover between sports. Michael Harris, the Braves’ young superstar centerfielder, mentioned the Falcons in a press conference and gave his thoughts on who the team’s next quarterback should be (hint: it is a QB who will go down in UGA folklore).
One thing I will say about his comments, I am glad he plays centerfield for the best team in the MLB instead of being the general manager of the Falcons.
Atlanta Braves star Michael Harris thinks the Falcons should take UGA QB Stetson Bennett in the first round
Clearly, the Braves centerfielder Michael Harris loves his hometown Atlanta Falcons and UGA Bulldogs. During a press conference, he mentioned that the Falcons should draft two-time National Champion Stetson Bennett in the first round.
Now, I wouldn’t mind the Dirty Birds taking a flier on Bennett, but I think I am with most people on this one; using a first-round pick on him might be a bit much (or a lot much).
Stetson Bennett has been doubted his whole football career and he has proven everyone wrong. Despite that, you cannot ignore the fact that he isn’t the ideal franchise quarterback you look at him. He is 5’11” and weighs well under 200 pounds. He doesn’t have the strongest arm and isn’t the fastest athlete. There is reason to be skeptical of him as an NFL QB.
If you are one to believe that your mentality can beat any physical limitations then he might be a future star in the NFL. However, draft evaluators base much of their projections on cold, hard facts which is why Stetson Bennett is projected to be a mid-round pick. Hopefully, Michael Harris didn’t just give Terry Fontenot any ideas. Taking Bennett in the first round might make for a great story but it would also be overkill.
Also, Stetson Bennett is 3 years, 4 months, and 7 days older than Michael Harris. Bennett has yet to play a snap in the pros while Michael Harris just won NL Rookie of the Year over two months ago. Crazy.